TACOMA, Wash. - The Mayor and City Council declared Wednesday that this week is Cambodian Genocide Remembrance Week in the City of Tacoma.
According to a Facebook post from the City of Tacoma Government, the city is coming together to remember, honor and pay tribute to the more than 2 million lives lost to the Cambodian Genocide.
The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979, in which nearly 21% of the country’s population lost their lives, is often referred to as one of the worst human tragedies of the last century.
City leaders say the proclamation is a positive step towards healing and celebrating the local Cambodian-American community.
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